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Terri-Ann Gilbert Roberts, Ph.D

Chairperson

Dr. Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts is an expert in policy research, youth empowerment, peace and security. She has worked in national and international advisory roles in governance and global development.

Terri-Ann is an experienced policy researcher and program manager with expertise in governance and the politics of global development. She has served in political advisory roles with the Governments of Canada and Jamaica, as well as a youth empowerment expert and advisor to the CARICOM Secretariat, Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC), the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the United Nations, and facilitator of youth social audit processes. She was appointed by the U.N. Secretary-General to the Advisory Group of Experts for the Security Council-mandated 2018 Progress Study on Youth Peace and Security.

As a researcher, Terri-Ann is committed to finding practical ways to support people’s participation in the politics of development through democratic governance processes. She explores those interests in her writing, mentorship of young people, and her professional role as Research Manager in the Economics Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Terri-Ann holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Sheffield, an MSc in Development Planning (Distinction) from the University College London and a BSc (First Class Honors) in International Relations from the University of the West Indies. Her role as U4C Board Chair is guiding U4C’s project development and delivery that empowers women and youth.

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